Menu Plan, Facebook, and Misc.

It looks like Facebook has made some changes and some of you that follow me on Facebook are no longer seeing my updates. From what I have read, and learned from talking to others, you can help my updates show up by going to Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures on Facebook and go to the “liked” button in the upper right corner. Hover over it and make sure that news feed is selected. I have also heard the the more you like and comment on updates from the pages you follow, the more likely they are to show up in your stream.

I share updates on Facebook several times a day, so if it has been a while since you have seen an update from you me and the news feed box is checked, you might find this article helpful. Aggies Kitchen linked to it on Facebook the other day and it has some other tips that you may want to try.

Now I am curious, have you had trouble with Facebook recently? Are you missing updates from some of your favorite sites and pages?

Now on to the food and menu plan.

I tried my barbecue meatballs in the slow cooker last week and I was not really impressed. They were fine and we ate them, but the texture was off. I will say though that I was in a hurry the day I made them and did not brown them first and I think browning them really would have helped the texture issues, so I may try them again browning them first.

Spring in Oklahoma has been really warm and my garden has done well so far this year. The only problem is that everything is ready much earlier this year, which I am thinking will be a disappointment come July and August and the hot weather continues and everything is burned up and brown. So, I am hoping that the weather will cool down a bit, but for now I am enjoyed what I am getting from the garden.

One of the things that we are picking a lot of is zucchini and by a lot I mean a lot. My husband came in one night last week with three giant zucchinis that were way too big for me to want to mess with so the pigs enjoyed zucchini with their dinner that night. I saved the smaller ones and we used them in grilled vegetables.

I see lots of zucchini muffins, my gluten free zucchini muffins, and zucchini cake in our future. (And I so need to come up with a gluten free version of that zucchini cake.) Zucchini is definitely one of those vegetables that you need to check and pick often or you will end up with a garden full of giant ones. Does anyone else have a zucchini problem yet this year? 

Here is the plan for the week.


eggs and muffins

homemade granola

yogurt and toast


pancakes with homemade Mrs. Buttersworth


nachos and salad

stir fry

zucchini pizza

barbecue beef ( I am going to use a beef roast instead of pork.)

mexican beef filling (new recipe) for tacos or enchiladas

bacon pizza 

cheese enchiladas (trying something new)

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Take some of the surplus zucchini and can some zuke relish! One can’t tell that it isn’t cucumber based, we really like it! I make a regular and a zesty version. Also, shred some and freeze in 2 cup amounts in baggies and freeze it. I make breads, muffins etc all year long from my surplus squash. HTH

  2. We decided not to plant zucchini or cucumbers this year, for that exact reason…. they took over our small garden, and we just don’t eat enough zucchini to justify it :(

  3. Merrilee says:

    I only planted two this year. The first one has already taken off. I have 2 so far – in one day, one zuchinni went from too small to enormous.
    I shred & freeze and use year round too.

  4. I’m glad to see you have zucchini pizza on your menu – we love doing that with our zucchini. We are still a month or so away from harvesting any zucchini – but they are coming up and starting to grow! We were surprised to find one lone pepper on our pepper plant this last week (last year, we got our first pepper off our plant at the beginning of August!) – so, who knows, maybe we’ll see zucchini sooner than we think.

    Having too much zucchini, in my eyes, is never a bad thing :)

  5. I have been getting your facebook updates just fine. I heard on the news that the facebook website crashed on Thursday. I could not sign in to fb that morning, but was able to by evening.
    We are not successful in growing zucchini (or any summer squash) in our garden here in SC. We have tried all sorts of tips and tricks but after one or two squash the borers kill the vines. :( We are having a bumper crop of blueberries this year and the okra already has buds.

  6. Cheri A says:

    I l-o-v-e zucchini! I just wish my family loved it as much as I do. My favorite dish is a sauteed zucchini/onion/cheese dish baked with crescent roll bottom. I bet that it would come out with a gluten-free crust, but I’ve never tried it because my daughter doesn’t really like zucchini.

    As far as Facebook, I have been seeing your updates when I do go on there. But, honestly, I really don’t love Facebook at all and am only on there because I feel like I have to monitor my kids, and I have family that will not return phone calls, yet will respond if I text, IM, or write something on their Facebook walls. Go figure! I much prefer blogs and come here to get your great posts. :)

  7. I am not a big Facebook fan because it changes so much I can’t keep track of it. I only remember to stop by when my blog friends remind me to do things like you just did or to post things to get coupons, credits and so on. Once I am there I may stay briefly to comment on a friend’s post or two.

  8. Yes- to FB trouble!
    From my account, I can’t post anywhere else on FB and have my comments show up. Only on my own ‘page’. My likes don’t show up either on other places.

    I need to try your zucchini pizza! We have TONS right now! Just made Cocoa Zucchini Muffins today, deep fried some last night, and made a Frittata with some for lunch yesterday. 😉

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